George Young, older brother of AC/DC co-founders Malcolm and Angus Young has died.
He played bass with the band early on, and produced several of his younger siblings’ most successful releases, including High Voltage, T.N.T., Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock, and Powerage.
In a statement, the band said: “Without his help and guidance, there would not have been an AC/DC. “As a musician, songwriter, producer, advisor and much, much more, you could not ask for a more dedicated and professional man.”
George first rose to fame in the early ’60s as a member of the Easybeats, an Australian band for whom he wrote the late ’60s hit “Friday on My Mind.”
He was 70 years old.